Historic Buttermilk Falls Trail
The trail was initially developed in 1996 by turning 2.5 miles of a county road into a trail that connects Riverfront Park, on the banks of the Ohio River in Brandenburg east to Kentucky State Route 933. The trail winds through a wooded, scenic area along Flippins Run Creek. The Buttermilk Falls Trail (2.5 miles) includes a wooden foot bridge over one of the many streams and passes Buttermilk Falls. These falls are formed from a series of hillside springs that run throughout the year. This spring system once supplied water to many of Meade County’s residents. Emmert Falls Primitive Trail (1.1 miles) gently climbs through the hard woods above, a trail spur leads to Emmert Falls and a pavilion with seating. Both trails converge at the “learning tree”, a 100 year old Osage Orange Tree, a popular gathering spot with handmade sassafras benches. Its highlight during the spring is the wildflowers that grace the forest floor. Common species include Blue Bells, Dutchmen’s Britches, Shooting Stars, Wild Ginger, Trillium and Yellow trout lilies.